The Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court addresses and responds to alcohol and substance use related issues through a holistic, youth-focused, and culturally-centered approach. Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts (JHWC) are operated by an interdisciplinary team drawn from a cross-section of the Tribal community. This two-part learning series will focus on the need for effective case management and referral to appropriate services to support JHWC participants.
This series is appropriate for newly developing and existing courts as well as communities who are interested in learning more about Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts. In this session participants will survey case management models and consider issues such as communication, confidentiality and reporting.
Participants will consider how treatment services operate in coordination with components of the youth's individualized case plan. Participants will engage in peer-to-peer dialogue regarding community resources that may support overall Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court services and operations.
Session Facilitators: Kristina Pacecho, LADC, Tribal Wellness Courts Specialist, Tribal Law and Policy Institute and Lori Vallejos Pueblo of Laguna Behavioral Health Services, Tribal Law and Policy Institute